Fans have been asking if they’ll ever be able to get their hands on one, but I can now confirm that there will indeed be a David Gilmour custom Fender Stratocaster.
It’s the famous black Strat, as shown above, and we’re looking at it being in the shops in July 2008 (subject to change, naturally).
Although it’s premature to say so, there’s likely to be a competition to win one of these closer to the release of David’s ‘On an Island’ DVD next year (with details to follow, so please don’t bother asking for them). I’ll keep you posted.
That’s all I can say for now, as discussions are still taking place and details finalised, but I hope this news pleases those of you who have been enquiring about such a guitar for many years now.
I’ll leave you with some of Guy’s favourites to digest over the weekend.
Who’s your all-time favourite Arsenal player? (Victor)
I was going to say Charlie George or Denis Bergkamp, but you just can’t argue with Thierry, can you?
Who is your favorite comedian? (Matt Parish)
Your favourite album of all time is…? (Dom)
Who is your favourite musician? (Bill S.)
David Gilmour, Pete Townshend.
Do you have a favorite David Gilmour guitar solo? (Gus)
‘Comfortably Numb’, although ‘Young Lust’ is surprisingly my second. I bet I’m the only person in the world who thinks that.
What was your least favourite subject at school? (EW)
Can I ask you some titles of your favourite books? (Lucia)
The Master and Margarita, The Heart of a Dog… Mikail Bulgakov. The Erl King, The Four Wise Men… Michel Tournier. Stoned… Andrew Loog Oldham. Long Time Gone… David Crosby. Lucky Jim… Kingsley Amis. And hundreds of various Amis, Marquez, Allende etc. etc.
What’s your favourite curry? (George Maciver)
Vindaloo, of course. Even though it isn’t.
Who is your favourite, already deceased, person in music history? (Ernest Peske)
Impossible. Do you have any idea how many people in music history are dead? Stravinsky, Machito, Sibelius, Keith Moon, Robert Palmer, Mozart, Jimi Hendrix, Bernard Edwards, George Harrison… I could go on all night.